By Michael F. Pezzulli
Discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court decision relating to concurrent jurisdiction in Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) claims. Presented to Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section.
Federal courts are turning increasing attention to the continuity of the pattern of racketeering activity. The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a 1990 case that state courts have concurrent jurisdiction over RICO claims.